Fred and Toody Cole performing as Dead Moon at The Tote marked day 298 of my 365 Day Project. The photograph is a personal favourite, and the show a project highlight.
Due to popular demand the Zo Damage 365 Day Project exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of The Kiln initiative has been extended with the installation on show for an additional three days. The Zo Damage 365 Day Project installation will now show 13–15 August 2017.
About the book
The Damage Report combines Zo’s immersive photography from her 365 Day Project with a selection of quotes and abstracts from artists featured. The book, which offers a unique perspective and insight into this vital cultural hub, is presented as a stunning document of historical significance from the perspective of the live music scene itself.
The immensity of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project is inspiring in the sheer breadth of its volume and vision, as well as in its representation of music culture and community.
The Damage Report, and photographs from the Zo Damage 365 Day Project collection are available to purchase from Arts Centre Melbourne for the duration of Zo’s exhibition.
The Damage Report
Book launch & exhibition by Zo Damage
Arts Centre Melbourne
Gallery 1, 100 St Kilda Rd Melbourne
11 August 2017 (Sold Out)
Live music: Wet Lips
Guest speaker: Helen Marcou
365 Day Project exhibition
The Damage Report available to purchase from Concierge
My 13 year old daughter is watching YouTube. She likes 21 pilots which isn't a bad thing and sits for hours switching between music videos and Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Peak hour. The city teems with commuters eager to wrap up their day and move on and out to … what ever it is that they do. A swarm three people deep gathers at the tram stop outside the old GPO in Bourke St. A man is screaming and …
Echoing hall ways, the smell of dusty carpet, the clack of old typewriters, long waits and indifferent service.
What do you associate old town halls with? Bet it's not rock'n'roll. This year, Melbourne Music Week pulled all stops presenting an incredible show featuring My Disco and The Drones at Melbourne Town Hall, the restored giant organ accompanying The Drones during their set. It was brilliant!
Photographing shows like this are a challenge to say the least. How does one get everything in, the immensity, the atmosphere … and the sound? Obstacles become doors to altered perception and a new way of viewing things, pushing growth and creativity. I love these elements and working to gather it all in the one frame. This moment, photograph or not, is one that will stay with me for a very long time.
365 Day Project
On 25 February 2016 Zo committed to photographing a band or more every day for a full year with her 365 Day Project. As 2016 was a leap year Zo photographed each of the 366 days, successfully completing her unprecedented project on 24 February 2017.
Zo's book The Damage Report, released in August 2017, celebrates the successful completion of her 365 Day Project, offering an insightful look into live music culture from the perspective of the scene itself.
This year, A Day On Green out did themselves, bringing together yet another outstanding series of shows and line-ups. I was very lucky to be attending ADOTG in Geelong. Nestled in the picturesque surrounds of Mt Duneed Estate, festival goers were treated to wine, food, vista views and live music goodness from The Meanies, Jebediah, Spiderbait, You Am I and Something For Kate.